2 Samuel 23:1 NIV

David’s Last Words

1 These are the last words of David: “The inspired utterance of David son of Jesse, the utterance of the man exalted by the Most High, the man anointed by the God of Jacob, the hero of Israel’s songs:

Study tools for 2 Samuel 23:1

  • a 23:8 - Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts suggest "Ish-Bosheth," that is, "Esh-Baal" (see also 1 Chron. 11:11 "Jashobeam" ).
  • b 23:8 - Probably a variant of "Hakmonite" (see 1 Chron. 11:11)
  • c 23:8 - Some Septuagint manuscripts (see also 1 Chron. 11:11); Hebrew and other Septuagint manuscripts "Three; it was Adino the Eznite who killed eight hundred men"
  • d 23:9 - See 1 Chron. 11:13; Hebrew "gathered there" .
  • e 23:18 - Most Hebrew manuscripts (see also 1 Chron. 11:20); two Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac "Thirty"
  • f 23:27 - Some Septuagint manuscripts (see also 21:18; 1 Chron. 11:29); Hebrew "Mebunnai"
  • g 23:29 - Some Hebrew manuscripts and Vulgate (see also 1 Chron. 11:30); most Hebrew manuscripts "Heleb"
  • h 23:30 - Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts (see also 1 Chron. 11:32) "Hurai"
  • i 23:33 - Some Septuagint manuscripts (see also 1 Chron. 11:34); Hebrew does not have "son of."
  • j 23:33 - Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts (see also 1 Chron. 11:35) "Sakar"
  • k 23:36 - Some Septuagint manuscripts (see also 1 Chron. 11:38); Hebrew "Haggadi"